Yum! While my entire batch of dumplings didn't turn out, the ones that did were REALLY good! From my experience, I found two things to be key. First, do NOT boil too many dumplings together. I did (in a large, tall stock pot) and some of them fell apart. :( It requires patience, but you really must boil these in batches. Second, when removing your dumplings, be SURE to place them on a FLAT surface (i.e. cooling rack set on top of a cutting board or serving platter) so that they drain properly. I placed my dumplings in two separate bowls. When I removed them from my pot, some water collected in my ladle (there was no getting around this for me - it's to be expected, IMHO). I couldn't avoid pouring some of that water into each bowl and my dumplings became extra soggy as a result. I tried my best to drain the water that had collected and this helped quite a bit. If you allow your dumplings to set for a few minutes, they will firm up and lose most of their "mushy" texture. Once I cut into one of these gems (after having followed my own advice lol!), it was nice and firm and absolutely DELICIOUS. NOTE: Peachy's directions call for making 4 large dumplings. I made double that amount and they were still HUGE! I can't imagine how big these would be if you followed her directions. Covered with gravy, these were great (it makes ALL the difference). Thanks SO much for sharing your recipe on here, Peachy. :-)
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Yum! While my entire batch of dumplings didn't turn out, the ones that did were REALLY good!...